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Social work and the law in Scotland free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Social work and the law in Scotland

Social work is a dynamic profession that is undergoing a period of significant change in Scotland. Social workers have the power to make assessments and decisions that radically alter people's lives. This free course, Social work and the law in Scotland, introduces the law as it relates to social work and encourages an understanding of the context of the law in order to make sound decisions.

Free course
15 hrs
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Working together for children: Stirling free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Working together for children: Stirling

The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex issues. Learning to navigate these difficulties while helping children to lead a happy and fulfilling life is the focus of this free course, Working together for children: Stirling. Video footage from the Plus organisation in Stirling, Scotland, will help you develop a skilled, dynamic and ethical approach to working with children.

Free course
10 hrs
Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

This free course, Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland, explores the development, impact and challenges of personalisation in the context of the implementation of The Social Care (Self-directed Support) Act 2013 in Scotland. It is relevant to a wide range of learners including service users, carers and professionals.

Free course
50 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Lennox Castle Hospital

This free course, Lennox Castle Hospital, looks at the history of institutions in the twentieth century, starting with a case study of Lennox Castle Hospital. It tries to make sense of the history of Lennox Castle, and of institutional life in general, through testimony of those who experienced institutions as inmates and as nurses, as well as through Erving Goffman's model of the 'total institution'. It examines the social bases of segregation, the professionalisation of staff in asylums and institutions, and campaigns for change in the treatment of those segregated from society in institutions.

Free course
8 hrs
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Demolishing Pasts, Uncertain Futures:The Symbolism of Glasgow’s Red Road Flats article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Demolishing Pasts, Uncertain Futures:The Symbolism of Glasgow’s Red Road Flats

What does the demolition of the symbolic high-rise Red Road Flats and similar developments across Britain mean for society? 

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40 years of the Glasgow Coma Scale article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

40 years of the Glasgow Coma Scale

The Glasgow Coma Scale is 40 years old. Here we look at how a patient's score is calculated.

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Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century free course icon Level

History & The Arts 

Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century

This free course, Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century, examines the role that Scots played in contributing to the developments in healthcare during the nineteenth century. The radical transformation of medicine in Europe included the admission of women as doctors and the increased numbers of specialised institutions such as asylums. Such developments were also influenced by wider social, economic, political and cultural backgrounds these are also examined.

Free course
10 hrs